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application

ap·pli·ca·tion

application

 
 
pronunciation:
ae plih keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of putting to use.
The application of her math skills has helped her in her job.
synonyms:
employment, exercise, operation
similar words:
practice, usage, use
definition 2: a way of being used.
Electricity has many applications in modern life.
synonyms:
function, purpose, use
similar words:
bearing
definition 3: the act of putting something on.
After the first application of paint, he stepped back to look at his work.
synonyms:
coat, coating, layer
similar words:
covering, deposit, spread
definition 4: a request.
Today I filled out ten applications for summer work.
synonyms:
petition
similar words:
covering, deposit, spread
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